Michael Gove

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The Right Honourable
Michael Gove

MP
Gove speaking at the Big Society policy launch, March 2010
Secretary of State for Education
Incumbent
Assumed office
12 May 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Ed Balls (Children, Schools and Families)
Shadow Secretary of State for
Children, Schools and Families
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by David Willetts
Succeeded by Ed Balls (Education)
Member of Parliament
for Surrey Heath
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded by Nick Hawkins
Majority 17,289 (31.8%)
Personal details
Born 26 August 1967 (1967-08-26) (age 46)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Sarah Vine
Children 2
Alma mater Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Occupation Politician
Profession Journalist
Religion Anglican

Michael Andrew Gove (born 26 August 1967) is an British politician. He has been Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, and has been Secretary of State for Education since 12 May 2010. He is the Member of Parliament for the Surrey Heath constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 2005 general election.

He is a member of the Conservative Party.

Gove was born in Edinburgh, adopted as a baby and raised in Aberdeen.[1] He studied English at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University. Gove is married to Sarah Vine, a writer for The Times.[2] They have a daughter and son. He belongs to the Church of England.[3]

Gove is a Queens Park Rangers F.C supporter.[4]

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